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Have been uber busy this week.  Kids are on school holidays, so we’ve been crafting and cooking and cleaning in addition to lounging around with icky winter colds.  Kiri made her first cookies this week — Snickerdoodles!



  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups standard flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F/205C. Mix flour, cream of tartar, basking soda and salt in a separate bowl and set aside. Cream butter and sugar and add vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Stir in dry ingredients. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes.


Kids have been doing crafts and making bags.  Will take more pics when the bags are finished.  Kali decided after 15 minutes of stitching that she was tired, so it might be awhile.

Kids Crafting

I’ve been working hard to get my craft room into some sort of order.  it’s always the last room in the house to be on the receiving end of the tidying energy.  That would be because it is the most cluttered, over stuffed, pack-rat room EVER!  The man saves miscellaneous screws and washers.  I save fabric, yarn, buttons and paper.  At least the room is finally in usable condition.

Craft Room 1Craft Room 2

Yes, it’s still cluttered, but it’s a start.  At least the floor is clear for the first time since we moved in!

And in the middle of tidying, my friend Jayce surprised me with what she called sustenance.  Indeed!!!!


OK OK, there were nine cupcakes, but one didn’t make it into the picture.  Can you blame me?

The book, Swings and Roundabouts, is a collection of poems about parenthood.  Jayce said she thought of me as soon as she saw it.  What a lovely thought!  Thanks Jayce for making my night!


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